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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 09:24 AM

 

‘Shut Down Homan Square’: Anonymous, Black Lives Matter swarm Chicago police ‘black site’



Chicago police facility Homan Square was becoming the focus of an organized protest movement this weekend, as the hacktivist collective Anonymous and organizers associated with the Black Lives Matter movement seized on allegations of unconstitutional abuse at the secretive warehouse.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former top adviser to Barack Obama suddenly facing a runoff for re-election, remained at the political fulcrum of a mounting campaign both on social media and the streets of Chicago, where demonstrations were planned for Saturday outside what coordinated campaigners described as mirroring a CIA “black site”.

Organizer Travis McDermott said Saturday’s “Shut Down Homan Square” protest was one of several being planned as far away as Los Angeles.


“Hopefully with the presence we expect to have, that will put a little bit of pressure to say, ‘Hey, look – this isn’t going to go away,” he said.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/shut-down-homan-square-anonymous-black-lives-matter-swarm-chicago-police-black-site/

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Reply ‘Shut Down Homan Square’: Anonymous, Black Lives Matter swarm Chicago police ‘black site’ (Original post)
Katashi_itto Mar 2015 OP
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2015 #1
socialist_n_TN Mar 2015 #2
cantbeserious Mar 2015 #3
BubbaFett Mar 2015 #4
cantbeserious Mar 2015 #5
BubbaFett Mar 2015 #6
cantbeserious Mar 2015 #10
socialist_n_TN Mar 2015 #12
starroute Mar 2015 #7
cantbeserious Mar 2015 #8
socialist_n_TN Mar 2015 #14
socialist_n_TN Mar 2015 #13
cantbeserious Mar 2015 #15
daleanime Mar 2015 #9
rhett o rick Mar 2015 #16
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #11

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 09:51 AM

1. Anyone noticing the "shut Down" meme to these continuing protests?

There have been marches and protests continuously since Ferguson.

something is happening here...........

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:19 AM

2. Yes, I HAVE noticed that. I kind of expected it.........

I said back in 2011 when the Wisconsin protests were subsumed into electoral politics that it wouldn't work and that there would be a series of uprisings that would be more and more militant each time. With Occupy then Black Lives Matter, and now back to Wisconsin, that seems to be taking place. Each wave is more militant than the last and also borrowing from each other in slogans and attitude. The "Shut it down" meme and slogan directly borrows from the Black Lives Matter protests, just like "This is OUR House" was borrowed by Occupy from the original Wisconsin struggle.

The good part is that these movements, although currently separated for the most part, are beginning to com together and focus on the causes that are behind them ALL, i.e., the system. And that the only way to counter the system is to "Shut it down!".

Of course there's still one last step. You have to NAME the system. It's not just the "government" and the toadies in the political class and enforcement that's the problem. If Wisconsin workers got rid of Scott Walker, ANOTHER Koch puppet would take his place and the system would carry on. More and more ARE naming the system, but everybody has to get on board with naming that common class enemy.

It's capitalism folks. We are not going to even begin to solve these social ills until we get rid of capitalism as the primary political, economic, and social system that rules us all.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:21 AM

3. The Oligarchs, Corporations And Banks Own And Control The Politicians That Own And Control Us

In other words, the capitalists, that own and control capitalism, are effectively our slave masters and we are their serfs.

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:24 AM

4. the only thing they fear

 

is a cohesive community of serfs. They fear we serfs working collectively.

The only thing that has ever threatened our owners is the coordinated effort of the serfs.

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Response to BubbaFett (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:28 AM

5. Yes - We Do Have The Power - Would That We Only Overcome Our Fear Of Them

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:30 AM

6. not fear,

 

laziness, distraction, and being narcotized by television broadcasting and advertising.

There are some people who are abjectly afraid to live without tv.

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Response to BubbaFett (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:44 AM

10. TV Is A Tool Used By The Oligarchs, Corporations And Banks To Generate Dependency On The System

Step One To Taking Back Our Power - Give Up The TV

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:25 PM

12. Nice sub-thread........

Thanks to all who added on to the original idea. You are ALL spot on with your observations.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:34 AM

7. No, it's inequality -- that's bigger than capitalism

Feudalism was no better. Oriental despotisms were no better. Any system in which some people have all the power and most of the wealth is going to trend towards oppression.

Even capitalism originally took hold on the promise to break up the power of the landowning aristocracy. Substituting one system of control for another is no solution.

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Response to starroute (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:41 AM

8. Capitalism Is The Source Of Inequality - An End State Condition - Read Karl Marx

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:35 PM

14. Like.......


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Response to starroute (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:34 PM

13. Capitalism in the beginning was a progressive system COMPARED.........

to what came before. It's just outlived it's usefulness by now and has become VERY regressive.

Capitalism IS the cause of the ills that those four movements are fighting against. In Wisconsin Part I, capitalism was trying to break the power of organized labor using the Koch puppet Walker. With Occupy, capitalism IS the cause of the wealth inequality that it was a protest against. With Black Lives Matter, I'll leave it to Malcolm X- "You can't have capitalism without racism". I'll only add that capitalism is the ONLY system that used skin color as the mark of whether a person was deserving of being owned or not. Even the slave cultures that preceded feudalism used the metric of an "outsider" or in the Roman case a "barbarian" as the measuring stick of who deserved slavery. Only capitalism based it on skin color. And we're back to Wisconsin Part II, another and further assault on the organized working class. It's CAPITALISM that ties these oppressions together.

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:40 PM

15. + 1,000

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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:43 AM

9. Things are going to be interesting.....

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 07:26 PM

16. The Populist Movement has started. It's still fractured but it will

 

come together.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:10 PM

11. Kicked and recommended!

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